Thoreau

[ thuh-roh, thawr-oh, thohr-oh ]
/ θəˈroʊ, ˈθɔr oʊ, ˈθoʊr oʊ /

noun

Henry David,1817–62, U.S. naturalist and author.

Related formsTho·reau·vi·an [thuh-roh-vee-uh n] /θəˈroʊ vi ən/, adjective

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Thoreau

/ (ˈθɔːrəʊ, θɔːˈrəʊ) /

noun

Henry David. 1817–62, US writer, noted esp for Walden, or Life in the Woods (1854), an account of his experiment in living in solitude. A powerful social critic, his essay Civil Disobedience (1849) influenced such dissenters as Gandhi
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